BEAUMONT, Texas — Zjori Bosha scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and two steals and Lamar clobbered Stephen F. Austin 76-54 on Saturday to break a 10-game losing streak to the Lumberjacks, dating back to 2012.
Bosha drained a 3-pointer to put Lamar ahead 11-9 about five minutes in. The Cardinals (14-10, 6-5 Southland Conference) never trailed again and soon pushed the lead to double digits. Josh Nkeazor added 16 points, three steals and 11 boards. James Harrison and Nick Garth tossed in 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Stephen F. Austin got within nine points twice early in the second half. After the second time, Lamar took off on a 27-13 run and pushed the lead to 23 points. Bosha scored 10 in that span and Stephen F. Austin suffered six turnovers.
TJ Holyfield and Shannon Bogues each scored 12 points but the Lumberjacks(18-5, 7-3) were held to 37 percent shooting (18 of 49) and were outrebounded 43-25. Lamar had more rebounds off the defensive boards (27) than Stephen F. Austin had total.
The loss was Stephen F. Austin’s worst in the Southland since losing 62-35 at Lamar on March 2, 2002.